Is there an iPad mini 6 charging issue after iPadOS 15.5 update? Here are some quick workarounds


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Cases of iPad mini 6 charging issues have increased after users updated their devices to iPadOS 15.5 rolled out on May 16. The latest stable update had brought controls to restrict downloaded podcast episodes, external connections in reader applications, Communication Safety in additional nations, allusions to Apple Classical, and enhancements to SportsKit. But it soon hit a roadblock as users started to report iPad mini 6 charging issues, and started to complain about the same on forums like Reddit and the Apple support community.

Apart from iPadOS 15.5, more stable updates were rolled out including macOS 12.4/iOS 15.5 /WatchOS 8.6 in mid-May 2022. A somewhat similar bug was reported with macOS 12.4 update broke charging.

Let’s have a look at what the iPad mini 6 charging issue is and what could be possible workarounds till the time Apple releases a fix to it in the next rollout.

What is the iPad mini 6 charging issue?

Many users are experiencing charging issues with their iPad mini 6 after updating to iPadOS 15.5. The issue does not get resolved even after changing the power adapter or genuine apple cables and blocks. Few iPad mini 6 users have gone to the extent of restoring the iPad software to the previous version, but unfortunately no success in fixing the niggling bug.

Is there an iPad mini 6 charging issue after iPadOS 15.5 update? Here are some quick workarounds

Many reported that to get iPad mini 6 charged they need to reboot sometimes multiple times. The issue had never been caught before iPadOS 15.5 update. So the obvious advice is to not upgrade to iPadOS 15.5 until the iPad mini 6 charging issue gets a permanent fix. However, with the update getting released in May, it’s unlikely that anyone would not have updated the iPad mini 6.

What are possible workarounds to iPad mini 6 charging issue?

While the root cause of the iPad mini 6 charging issue is a bug in the iPadOS15.5 update, but here are some tips and tricks you can try using to bypass the problem

Method 1: Reboot iPad Mini 6

One of the possible solutions for solving the iPad mini 6 charging issue is rebooting the device you can reboot your device using the following steps –

Step 1 – From the Home screen, navigate to Settings, General, and then Reset.

Step 2 – Tap the ‘Erase All Content and Settings‘ option.

Step 3 – Quickly press and release the volume button closest to the top button.

iPad mini 6 charging issue

Step 4 – Press and swiftly release the furthest volume button from the top button.

Step 5 – Hold down the top button.

Step 6 – Release the top button when you see the Apple logo.

However, as per feedback from a user, do not let the charging drop below 10% as a precautionary measure.

Is there an iPad mini 6 charging issue after iPadOS 15.5 update? Here are some quick workarounds

This solution mentioned above is prescribed by Apple in an internal memo circulated to service kiosks.

Method 2: Upgrade to iPadOS 15.6 beta update

Upgrading to the beta testing version of iPadOS 15.6 is the most reliable way to solve the iPad mini 6 charging issue, as Apple is working to fix the persisting problem using this update only.

Step 1: Launch the webpage on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Sign in with your Apple ID.

Step 3: On the main web page, tap “Get Started.”

Step 4: Tap the “iPadOS” tab and look for the “enroll your device” link.

Step 5: Follow the instructions to download and install the profile that will enable the iPadOS 15.6 beta update for your device.

Do not forget to remove the iPadOS 15.6 beta update as soon as the update is rolled out for the public. To delete the profile and stop receiving iOS beta updates, navigate to Settings > General > VPN & Device Management and choose “iOS Beta Software Profile.”

Is Apple listening?

Yes, Apple has officially taken cognizance of the issue and through an internal memo asked all the executives and support staff to help the customer about the same with the temporary solution mentioned above. Apple stated that they are working to fix the Ipad mini 6 charging issue with the next OS update. Apple devs are working on testing iPadOS 15.6 beta version from which it is hoped that it will solve the glitch once it is released.

Apple has also highlighted the fact that this issue is just a software bug and is not affected by hardware, ruling out a possible hardware replacement.


Apple has a very good reputation in terms of customer satisfaction and the devs are working on the iPad mini 6 charging issue as soon as possible. The iPadOS brought many major changes with it made iPads even more userfriendly The above-mentioned ways to bypass the issue are easy to use and 100% safe and would not hamper the warranty of the device you are using, so feel free to use the one which is the most convenient for you.

Abhinav Anand
Abhinav Anand
Abhinav Anand is a contributor at PhonesWiki. He had joined PhonesWiki in 2021. At PhonesWiki, he mainly writes on upcoming smartphones and software/hardware bugs. He loves to try out the latest apps and gadgets and has more than 800+ bylines to his name. His work has so far been published at Financial Express, Economic Times, KnowTechie, and more. He also contributes to Android Headlines.


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